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Discount Parking Offered

To improve customer service, Washington State University Parking and Transportation services will offer discounts on prepaid keys for parking meters and a special discounted rate at WSU’s newest parking garage — the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education.

Beginning April 1, customers can receive $12 of meter time for every $10 paid when they purchase prepaid meter keys. That adds 80 extra minutes for every $10 of meter time purchased. Meter keys can be used in lieu of coins at the 221 parking meters across campus. There is a one-time $12 refundable deposit required for using meter keys.

Meter keys are currently used by 265 individuals and departments at WSU. Parking officials hope to increase that number because the keys are easier for customers to use since they attach easily to a key ring and there’s no need to search for change. The meter keys reduce the time it takes parking personnel to collect and count coins, and the keys can also prevent potential loss of coins from theft.

Parking and Transportation also is offering a reduced rate for parking in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education garage from April 1 to May 10. Those who park in the garage will pay $1 per hour — 50 cents less than the current rate of $1.50. The daily maximum rate of $10 and the evening and weekend maximum rates of $2 will remain the same.

Parking officials hope to encourage more customers to use the garage, which opened January 2002.

Meter keys can be purchased with cash, check, credit cards, Cougar Cash or Interdepartmental Requisition and Invoice (IRI) at the Public Safety Building on Wilson Road. The Smith Center garage accepts cash, check, Cougar Cash, Visa and MasterCard.

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